EADS, ISRO to Pursue Joint Hypersonic Research as Euro Giant Opens New Center in India


EADS eyes tie-up with ISRO on hypersonic plane technologies
The Economic Times

EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services, is keen to forge partnership with ISRO on supersonic and hypersonic aeroplane technologies, a top company official said.

“We are looking very much into the future,” Chief Technical Officer of EADS, Jean Botti, said here today on possible collaboration between the Indian Space Research Organisation and EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) going forward.

“ISRO has a lot of knowledge,” Botti said, adding EADS also sees potential between ISRO and the Franco-German group in the area of propulsion technology. EADS is looking at the possibility of working with ISRO in the context of “niche aeroplanes”, he said.

EADS is keen on building “green” aeroplanes acceptable to society and it’s here that he sees a partnership role for ISRO with his company.

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EADS opens research branch in Bangalore

European aerospace and defence group, EADS on Friday opened its research and technology branch here, its third outside Europe, to take up joint projects in the areas of engineering and information technology.

EADS Innovation Works India would manage and broker research and technology projects for the EADS business units and corporate R & T organisation, top company officials told a press conference here.

Some of the projects to be carried out by EADS Innovation Works India would be performed in collaboration with Indian partners such as the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institutes of Technology, the company said.

It will also run its own projects using internal resources at its own facilities, officials said. The projects would capitalise on Indian capabilities identified by EADS in various fields: numerical simulation of complex physical systems, multi-disciplinary optimisation, high-performance computing and radar technology, EADS Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti said.

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